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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 20, 2012 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bob Weir question....

Sorry for the back to back posts but the subjects were different. A friend brought this up and I was not aware or just forgot about it. At one show, sometime in the 90's, Weir came out for the Encore and said something like "F*** the religious right" then the band played US Blues or Liberty. Can anyone confirm this or provide the proper context?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 20, 2012 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

Was he pissed off the Spinners sat during his cowboy tunes? They were not alone....

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 20, 2012 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

That was right after the Oregomers passed some anti-gay legislation.

The Blue Tarp is the Oregon state flag....

That was from my last Dead show.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 20, 2012 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

One of the reasons I love Garcia was his attitude and respect for the audience by not making political statements on stage. Something about the power of the microphone and fascism. (Sounds like a Roger Waters album, though he did look relaxed and having fun w/ Cliff fishing recently.) I had no skin in the game when Weir made his comments in '95, but shut up and play. I hated it when Mickey looped one of the Presidents speeches into his Drums segment in '09. I'm not talking about charities and organizations funded by GD, just not on the stage. Or anyone for that matter.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Mar 21, 2012 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

I'm with you . Sort of reverse of this, was Townshend attitude at WoodstocK .
from the Who wiki :
During their performance Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman sat on the stage with concert organiser Michael Lang. Hoffman had been working the medical tent since the festival's opening act and was under the influence of LSD. Hoffman had become increasingly determined to publicise the case of John Sinclair, who had been given a 10-year jail sentence for passing two marijuana cigarettes to an undercover narcotics officer. Hoffman jumped up and grabbed a microphone during a brief lull in The Who's performance of Tommy saying, "I think this is a pile of shit, while John Sinclair rots in prison!" Townshend replied, "Fuck off! Fuck off my fucking stage!"[31] and struck Hoffman with his guitar. Hoffman leaped off the stage and disappeared into the crowd.

It is even worse when entertainers, however motivated, "give a little speech" . Since Garcia has been gone , the boys feel less restrained in voicing their opinions . It is their stage, but I think Garcia's restraint was commendable .

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 20, 2012 7:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

And that's one of the reasons I fuckin' love Neil. Can't wait for his upcoming release...

http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/

Taking a shit is a political statement, smoking it is a bigger one...

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Mar 21, 2012 6:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

Did you see the tracklist on the new NY & Crazy Horse album? Looks pretty weird.

"Oh Susannah"
"Clementine"
"Tom Dooley"
"Gallows Pole"
"Get A Job"
"Travel On"
"High Flyin’ Bird"
"She’ll Be Comin ’Round The Mountain"
"This Land Is Your Land"
"Wayfarin’ Stranger"
"God Save The Queen"

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 21, 2012 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: New Neil Young Albums

This album reminds me of Dylan's "Good As I Been To You" album, in that he and Crazy Horse will be reworking old folk classics. However some of these classics chosen by Neil are very children-oriented songs, and I wonder what the end result will be, especially since I always expect to hear heavily distorted guitars and snarling rock n roll with Crazy Horse. Maybe he's going for something like Jerry and Grisman's "Not For Kids Only" album, only with electric instruments?

I'm much more stoked for his other album he's shelving until later in the year. In 2000, Neil and Crazy Horse recorded an album called "Toast" which has still not been released. In a 2008 Rolling Stone interview Neil said the following about the album:

"“It's great rock and roll, very moody, kind of jazzy. It's really dark. It's got everything that the best Crazy Horse albums ever had. It won't be the most commercial Crazy Horse album ever out.”"

There have been rumors of Toast being the other album he releases this year and I really hope the rumors are true.

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2012-03-21 15:40:15

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 21, 2012 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Neil Young Albums

NEW ALBUM AMERICANA OUT JUNE 5


Neil Young and Crazy Horse will release their brand new album Americana on June 5, according to Rolling Stone. The release will mark the group's first release with Neil since Glendale in 2003, and the first album with the full lineup of Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank "Poncho" Sampedro since 1996's Broken Arrow.
Rolling Stone also reports that the record was recorded at Audio Casa and produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon with Mark Humphreys. Neil discussed the project with Rolling Stone recently, saying that the album has "a choir in it that sings with Crazy Horse. A very young choir of children. They're songs we all know from kindergarten, but Crazy Horse has rearranged them, and they now belong to us."

An issued press release states: "What ties these songs together is the fact that while they may represent an America that may no longer exist. The emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what's going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written."

As you'll see from the track-listing, Americana is collection of classic, American folk songs. In their day, some of these may have been referred to as "protest songs," "murder ballads," or campfire-type songs passed down with universal, relatable tales for everyman.

Some of these compositions which, like "Tom Dooley" and "Oh Susannah," were written in the 1800s, while others, like "This Land Is Your Land" (utilizing the original, widely misinterpreted "deleted verses") and "Get A Job," are mid-20th-century folk classics. Each of these compositions is very much part of the fabric of our American heritage; the roots of what we think of as "Americana" in cultural terms, using songs as a way of passing along information and documenting our past.

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/90677/Neil-Young-and-Crazy-Horse-New-Album-Details

The king is gone but he's not forgotten...

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Poster: beep* Date: Mar 21, 2012 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Neil Young Albums

The "deleted verses":

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

© Copyright 1956 (renewed), 1958 (renewed), 1970 and 1972 by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 21, 2012 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Neil Young Albums

Too political for my taste - I like to ensure that art never addresses anything that may confront/challenge my perceptions of reality.

both he and steinbeck were "reds". say it ain't so, uncle joe

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 21, 2012 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Neil Young Albums

Too political for my taste - I like to ensure that art never addresses anything that may confront/challenge my perceptions of reality.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 22, 2012 7:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Neil Young Albums

I tend to agree with that. Traditionally, the Dead would just play a song to let the people know what they were feeling. In Carson 1990 the encored with The Last Time. The band didn't need to tell the idiot heads that trashed the town that they weren't coming back. The song selection said it all. I think in this case playing Liberty would have done the job just as nicely.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Mar 20, 2012 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

Go to the 3:50 mark of track 18:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-05-29.schoeps.10070.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 20, 2012 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob Weir question....

Thanks